Can Donald Trump Unite the World (Against Himself)?

Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

by Dilip Hiro One thing already seems clear in the Trump era: the world will not turn out to be the American president’s playground.  His ultra-unilateralist, rejectionist policies on trade, the Iran denuclearization agreement, the costs of defense, and climate… Continue Reading  

Donald Trump Offers a Helping Hand to China and Russia

fFjTrh4ETcY21JordTzSZXtfZDh7z278

 by Dilip Hiro In his State of the Union address, Donald Trump warned grimly of “rivals like China and Russia that challenge our interests, our economy, and our values.”  In response, he demanded that Congress give even more money to “our great military”… Continue Reading  

A Snapshot of a Multipolar World in Action

lwpuu2j1pgrwqnu2azg9jrjpeefmbnxi

by Dilip Hiro In the strangest election year in recent American history — one in which the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson couldn’t even conjure up the name of a foreign leader he “admired” while Donald Trump remained intent on building… Continue Reading  

A World in Which No One Is Listening to the Planet’s Sole Superpower

Obama-Map

by Dilip Hiro via Tom Dispatch What if the sole superpower on the planet makes its will known — repeatedly — and finds that no one is listening?  Barely a decade ago, that would have seemed like a conundrum from… Continue Reading  

The Alliance from Hell

US-Pakistan-Nuclear Security Summit 2012

How the U.S. and Pakistan Became the Dysfunctional Nuclear Family of International Relations By Dilip Hiro via Tom Dispatch The United States and Pakistan are by now a classic example of a dysfunctional nuclear family (with an emphasis on “nuclear”).… Continue Reading